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Collective Agreements

For faculty, librarians and archivists


For faculty, librarians and archivists

The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) is a union representing about 1,500 faculty members and 50 librarians and archivists at the University of Western Ontario in London.

UWOFA negotiates collective agreements, advises members on employment matters, handles workplace disputes and grievances, and advances the professional interests of faculty members, academic librarians and archivists.

In the broader community, UWOFA representatives meet with provincial and federal politicians to ensure members' voices are heard and reflected in education and labour policy decisions. As well, UWOFA strives to engage members and citizens through awareness campaigns regarding post-secondary education during general membership meetings, community events, contact with journalists, and town hall discussions.


Things to consider before allocating flex credits

The deadline for full-time faculty members allocating how they wish to use their 2019 flex credits is fast approaching - December 30, 2018. In considering the use of this valuable benefit, the UWOFA Pension & Benefits Committee has developed a tips sheet with reminders and suggestions before making your 2019 allocations. If you have already made your allocations but decide to make changes after reading this communication, you can do so up to December 30.

Read the Pension & Benefits Committee's tips sheet here.

Call for nominations - The Allan Heinicke Memorial Service Award

The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) is pleased to present this call for nominations for the Allan Heinicke Memorial Service Award. The Allan Heinicke Memorial Service Award was established in honour of the late Allan Heinicke, former Chair and President of UWOFA and latterly financial, technical and policy analyst. This award was instituted to honour and to recognize outstanding service and achievement in financial, technical, or policy development and/or analysis supporting the aims of UWOFA.

New Faculty Collective Agreement achieves important gains for contract faculty, employment equity

The new Faculty Collective Agreement achieved important gains for members, particularly

UWOFA to award student scholarships

The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) will award scholarships to 37 undergraduate students at a reception on Wednesday, Dec. 5. The Faculty Association scholarships are awarded annually to students across all faculties at Western, and recognize academic achievements in the previous year. The awards have been given since 1971. This is unquestionably one of the most enjoyable and rewarding events that UWOFA sponsors.

Promotion and tenure process tips

Updated tips for those going through the promotion and tenure process.